War and social organization: from nomadic bands to modern states

Beyond War: The Human Potential for Peace Oxford University Press New York, NY Published In Pages: 65-80
By Fry, Douglas P.


In this chapter of 'Beyond War,' Douglas critiques previous codes of warfare to make a distinction between feuding and warring. A test of warfare and level of social complexity among hunter-gatherers is conducted. Results indicate that complex hunter-gatherers make war while a majority of simple hunter-gatherers do not.

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